Mark Christopher is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub. He has worked in and around China issues for more than twenty years. He began his career researching China natural resource demand and foreign policy issues at the Council on Foreign Relations, then spent more than a decade in corporate intelligence and risk consulting. Specializing in China-related issues and risks, he ran hundreds of projects in dozens of countries, eventually starting up and heading the Americas operation for a Hong Kong-headquartered firm. He has also served as the head of strategic risk at a high-growth fintech startup, and currently provides advisory services helping corporate, nonprofit, and government clients navigate US-China-Taiwan risks.

Christopher holds a bachelors degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and a master in public affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He has studied at Peking University, Nanjing University, and National Chengchi University. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief, Defense One, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.